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Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Wilderness Awaits for the Pals Paper Arts.....

 
Hello everyone: I'm having so much fun creating cards with this brand new Stampin Up! set called The Wilderness Awaits , it's images are just so beautifully detailed and very masculine, which are perfect for creating this types of cards for the men in our lives.
The Pals Paper Arts  has a sketch challenge this week, here is the card I made.
I actually had to Google some pictures of Mallard Ducks to be able to more or less, recreate the magnificent colors of their feathers, this is as close as I came to doing that.
To follow the sketch I stamped the beautiful Stampin Up! background stamp Hardwood with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with Copper Embossing Powder, cut the strips and added some Candy Dots.  I wanted to make a little sign to "hang" on the fence so I stamped the sentiment from the Wilderness Awaits set and ripped the paper, punched a couple of little holes and grabbed some thread to hang it.
This is the sketch that inspired this card.PPA256kwb Thank you so much for visiting and for your comments, I read each and every word. If you have a question about this card please don't hesitate to ask.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Maria.

Paper: Canson water color paper, CS from my stash.
Inks: Stazon Jet Black, SU write markers in Garden Green, Old Olive, River Rock, Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip and Soft Suede.

12 comments:

  1. Maria ! It looks alive ! You are fantastic :)

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    1. Thank you Anita, this Mallard is so very handsome.

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  2. Wow! Look at you go all sketchy playing along and building amazing cards with these beautiful stamps! Would love to see your mallard up close he does look real!

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    1. Thank you Patti, this gorgeous images do look so real, all you need to do is add a bit of color, the sketch was fun to work with.

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  3. Magnificent Mallard ! Beautiful card ! This would make a wonderful Father`s Day card . If course I would not want to part with it !
    We raised two Mallard ducklings as a project one summer for The Nature Museum and this one looks real enough to quack !!

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    1. Oh my gosh Sonny, you really made me LOL!! my friend, "real enough to quack" ha, ha!!!
      Thank you.

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  4. Maria, I am so glad you have found blogging is fun! You have amazing talent. Your blog is quickly filling up with gorgeous stamping. Its the details that you add to your cards that make them so appealing, such as the copper embossing on the Hardwood stamp, the little sign and the gorgeous coloration of the mallard duck. Thanks for playing along with the PPA sketch challenge this week!!

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    1. Thank you Katy, the sketch was just perfect for this gorgeous image. I'm indeed having such fun, can't wait for the next one.

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  5. Gorgeous mallard, Maria! Your coloring is so lifelike. The fence with its sign was the perfect touch! Thanks so much for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week!

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    1. Thank you for your comment Dawn, it's always fabulous to participate in the Pals Paper Arts challenges, I can't wait for the next one.

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  6. AMAZING....your coloring is over the top! What a beauty and the way you added the banners....fabulous! Many thanks for sharing your talent! Just beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Susan, I absolutely love this set, all of the images are perfect for masculine cards, all for of them are beautiful.
      I'm so happy you popped in, I hope you come back.

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